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Real name:
Rod Sweet

Location:
Mystic,, CT

Division:
Men's 70

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April 23, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Deleteing The PPR Rule

Omar Khayyam, well stated, I agree with your findings on thrown balls hitting the screen as a pitcher I keep track of where the ball is with respect to a portable screen (only because I'm in the middle of play)and I think the chances of hitting it are not likely. I would suggest for those that do not approve of the use of a screen. Try hitting the screen from various positions.
April 22, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Deleteing The PPR Rule

JohnBob, in all of your 112 word post there was not one word regarding the main subject, (pitcher safety)
April 21, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Deleteing The PPR Rule

For those that do not approve of the PPR rule, the deletion of this rule is simple, use a pitchers screen. This will stop all the griping of the PPR rule and will provide 95% safety for the pitcher. Now those that do not approve of the screen can start complaining of it's use, however the important thing is the safety of the pitcher no one else. The pitcher now can remove all his protective gear and move about like the rest of the team.

PTL
March 23, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: the history of pitcher safety concern

Omar, thank you for your summary of pitcher safety concern, I to can remember those days as I started in fast pitch. Things (balls/bats)are different today and Ive started to think safety lately. I still have the talent of pitching and would enjoy playing for some time.

March 12, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why Do I Pitch

I enjoy going back and reading responses to my thread(s), however my thread dated 3/10 "Why Do I Pitch" has been removed and I would like an explanation why?

Thank you,
Dec. 29, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Regarding the Home Limit Thread

For those of you who are using this thread as a sounding board for your trash comments, please use you own thread as your statements have nothing to do with the subject.
Dec. 19, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Message Board Age Brackets

To SSUSA Staff, I have noticed that most of the post on this board do not pretain to my age bracket. My question is, would it be possible to seperate information into age brackets, 40/50, 55/60, 65/70, and 75/80? Of course this would require additional work but it would simplify my following items/issues on this boad, I am not interested in numbers of home runs allowed or other changes recommended by the Major-Plus Task Force. I like having the option or reading those but my concerns are within my bracket. This statement is my opinion only, however I think most of the 70's are happy just to be able to play.
Aug. 11, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spirit of the rule or letter of the rule ?

Gentlemen, Webster's states: " Uniform, A distinctive outfit intended to identify those who wear it as members of a specfic group." (Team) Why would anyone question this rule, having a uniform is what it's all about, I agree that the rule should be looked at from each association and enforce it or change it. I would like to see all uniforms at regular sleeve length, no sleeveless.
Aug. 5, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Interesting Topic

For general information; the message board currently identifies approximately eleven (11) messages for August 5th it seems that the Hot Topic is "Rating Wars" with a total of 755 hits. I have to assume that this is a topic of interest for most of our players. A suggestion would be for someone to post the rules that are followed in rating teams similar to the article earlier in Senior Softball News. If this has been posted before please post it again.
Aug. 4, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: EASTERN NATIONALS 2008 - Scores & Bracket Results

My opinion, in most cases the tournament was run very well, balls were good and the complexs were great, cold water, however you can't say everthing went well. In our division we had an inexperienced umpire that gave us fits, he did settle down as the tournament progessed, and our biggest problem we are not in the correct bracket, Post 56 is not a AAA team and our scores showed that. We are hopping that this rating will be changed in the furture as most of our players enjoy SSUSA tournaments. My personal recommendations is that this tournament be played later in the season, 90 degree temp is not healthy.

Thank you
May 6, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: New England Classic

Hi Fred, we should not have to ask for this kind of info, I would think a two week notice before game time is workable. When things like this happen makes me think not enough teams. Althrough I have noticed this happens a lot.
March 18, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a Team

I've noticed that most of the chatter on this board is from the 50 to 60 age bracket, I hope my message gets some attention. I'm 70 and looking for a team in the Florida Half Century league. Played for Port St Lucie Ramblers for the past three years and Post 56 out of Providence.RI. I'm from Mystic,CT I pitch, C, 1st. MF, RF, RC.

rodcsweet@att.net
860 572-9256
March 14, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Stoneman

There has been a lot said here, but the question of what's up with Stoneman has really not been answered.Can someone give me some details?
March 12, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for 75+ Team

Fred, I've played with a number of guys I'm sure you know, I'm with Post 56 Providence, RI played on Upper Deck, RI Colts, RI Anchors
March 11, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for 75+ Team

Hi Fred, hope you have succes in locating a team, I would think that those 75's would grad you up fast. We have not met but your post usually read well. They say you know the game. Good Luck
Jan. 11, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Would You Change in Senior Softball-Part III

Taits, looking at the number of post submitted, at this time you have posted 800 messages more then me, just a little history. I am a little dissapointed with the responses to my post 'Part III" so I thought if I would bring it more to the top of the message board, folks might look at it again. Looking at some of the related messages to: "Changes to Senior Softball" since my last message. I would say if they were to be incorporated it would take about 10 years.
Jan. 10, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Would You Change in Senior Softball-Part III

Their were approximately 19 post regarding "What Would You Change in Senior Softball Part II" I noticed that most would like to play a complete game and thoughts were provided on how to do that, those thoughts are things we are accustomed to doing during a game. I would like to know who/what/where/when the time limit for playing a seven inning game was introduced. Was it about getting as many teams as possible to play on a weekend for the sport or was it $$$? Would changing the time limit by 10 minuites satisify all our concerns? In addition I understand that certain association have different time limits.
Jan. 9, 2008
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Would You Change in Senior Softball-Part II

I noticed most would like to see a 1 and 1 count, and that most post are from the earlier age brackets. I play in the 70's and are thinking is why speed the game up. Where the hell are we going !!! In any age bracket we are taking a chance that this could be our last game, so lets take it nice and easy and really enjoy the game. This is similar to a lot of drivers, always in a hurry to get to the next light.
Dec. 21, 2007
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HAPPY HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

Merry Christmas from Rod Sweet, Mystic, Connecticut
Oct. 9, 2007
Rod Sweet
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Pick your choice

SPEED UP TOURNAMENTS: I understand the reason for speeding up the tournament but really if you look at the whole picture "What's the hurry, in our age division (70) we are in no hurry and we treat every game as it could be our last one so where are we going, can't we just enjoy the game?
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